Couchbase Capella extends developer platform integrations 

Cloud database platform company Couchbase has broadly extended its Database-as-a-Service Couchbase Capella.

Capella is the brightest star in the northern constellation of Auriga – the branding gang may have been looking skywards, or perhaps they’re fans of singing without music.

The newest release of Capella will be accessible via developer platform Netlify and features a new Visual Studio Code (VS Code) extension for developers to build applications on Capella and streamline their workflows.

The new integration for Capella makes it easy for developers to connect to Netlify for simplified and agile web application development. In addition, the new VS Code extension is designed to provide a good experience for Capella users who want to work within the popular source-code editor. These ecosystem enhancements are now available and are said to reduce friction.

Couchbase is also extending its enterprise deployability and introducing new features, allowing customers to move more applications to Capella.

Front-end & full-stack 

The company says it is extending Capella to more of the developer platform ecosystem that is highly favored by front-end & full-stack developers. 

“The reality is that developers don’t want to spend their time operating and integrating ‘separate primitives’ [by which we can assume means core base level technologies that need to be fully provisioned and integrated from ground zero, right?]… Capella’s new developer platform integrations aim to address this widespread issue, minimising the developer experience gap and allowing teams to focus on what they do best — writing code and solving problems,” said Rachel Stephens, senior analyst at RedMonk.

 Netlify’s platform unites an extensive ecosystem of technologies, services and APIs into one workflow to allow developers to build composable web experiences with the tools that best suit their needs. 

“I’m a strong believer that when the ecosystem wins, we all win. That’s why we’re so excited to deepen our ties with Couchbase to strengthen and diversify the ecosystem of tools developers are using to build the modern web,” said Chris Bach, co-founder and chief strategy and creative officer at Netlify.

Couchbase is also broadening Capella’s enterprise features and deployability so customers can move more applications to the cloud database platform. 

The new Capella enhancements include support for time series data. A new time series array function in Couchbase’s support for JSON will enable a broader set of use cases, such as IoT or finance apps. By using time series arrays, Couchbase is able to utilise all of its data access, processing and storage features including its patented array indexing and high-density storage engine. 

The company has also added support for memory-only buckets (ephemeral databases) for caching and transient data use cases. Security and compliance capabilities are enhanced through Google Cloud HIPAA compliance and with private endpoints for Azure.

“We continue to broaden the Capella capabilities and make it easier for new developers to come on board and take advantage of our industry-leading cloud database platform,” said Scott Anderson, SVP of product management and business operations at Couchbase. 

The new release of Capella will be generally available in the second quarter.

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